In 2011 we organised a series of workshops throughout Africa, led by 13 different designers from all over the world in 10 countries.
Because although we’re fighting for the right to education across the whole world,and it’s an issue that’s as pressing in the West as anywhere else, Africa is as gooda place to start as any. And the reality of the situation is that in Africa there isn’t the sameimportance placed on graphic design as in the rest of the (Western) world. They’ve got other, dare we say, more important, stuff to be worrying about than kerning.
And why students?
Because we believe passionately that young people are the future of the world, and that with these workshops we can provide young African designers with a set of tools and contacts that will give them better access to the international market, and to set up a longer term platform for design in their own countries.
We held workshops in Botswana, Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe. The experiences and challenges varied wildly from country to country, but one thing remained the same – the enthusiasm of the students and the workshop leaders and the conclusion that we should do it again soon.
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Freedom of Movement
In last year's brief we talked about "a world where boundaries are becoming less and less meaningful. Now more than ever, we are one people. No matter where we live, we are all equally powerless in the face of war or environmental disaster."
Make Extremism History
poster for tomorrow, the international poster competition, is proud to announce the launch of its 2016 edition: This year we're going to do things a little differently. It's about evolution, not revolution.
Say No to the death penalty
Started in 2015, the 2nd series of 12 design workshops in developing and emerging countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, these workshops are going to end before May 2017.